Unusual given names from Polish/Ukranian area #general


Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Family members >from Toporow, Poland/Ukraine bear the following first
names. In a few cases we are not even sure if they are males or females.

Can anyone shed some light on these names?

Male names:
1. Ihre (male)
2. Sheha (nickname for an Oscar)

Female names:
1. Brahna
2. Chasi
3.. Shajar
4. Shava
5. Zeryl

Sex Unknown:
1. Hitel
2. Moujem
3. Revimr
4. Szafir


Barbara S Mannlein
Tucson, AZ


Carlos Glikson
 

Just my 2 cents on
2. Sheha (nickname for an Oscar)
Knowledgeable people will certainly have better information, but I've come
across many Osher > Oscar. Maybe Sheha is an endearment or diminutive
evolved form the termination of Osher? Perhaps it's worth giving it a try?

Best wishes,

Carlos Glikson
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

Family members >from Toporow, Poland/Ukraine bear the following first
names. In a few cases we are not even sure if they are males or females.
Male names:
2. Sheha (nickname for an Oscar)
Probably a variant of the Hebrew name Yehoshua (Joshua).

Sex Unknown:
1. Hitel
? Possibly an attempt to transliterate the Yiddish female name Gitel into
Ukrainian, which generally transforms G into H.

Robert Israel
israel@...
http://www.math.ubc.ca/~israel
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2


buffmufin
 

Female names:
1. Brahna
I have several relatives >from Ukraine with the name
Braina/Bryna/Brina. I don't think it is an unusual name, and in the U.S.,
they became Bessie.

Carol Kunkis Cohn
Newport Beach, CA

Searching:
KOSSOI, PEVTSOV: Vetka, Chechersk, Belarus
SKOLNIKOF: Vetka, Belarus
KUNKIS, LEHMAN: Glubokoye, Belarus
SCHRIER, PACHTER: Yarmolinits, Kam-Podolsk, Ukraine
LEIBOWITZ, GRUZINSKY: Kelme, Lithuania


Ted Margulis <tmargulis@...>
 

Hello Carol: In August, 1994 I found and visited the wife of my half
brother who had been living in Berdichev, Ukraine until he died in 1990.
Her name was Bronislava and was known as Brauna. She was Jewish and
recently died.

Warm Regards,
Ted Margulis
http://jewishwebindex.com
tmargulis@...


Claire Petersky <cpetersky@...>
 

"Barbara S Mannlein" <bsmannlein@...> wrote

4. Shava
This sounds like a version of Chava, maybe?


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Warm Regards,

Claire Petersky (cpetersky@...)